When it’s time to get away with your family, are you a planner or a fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants type of person? 90 percent of families enjoy planning family vacations, at least the basics.
Whether you have every minute of your trip mapped out or like to take things as they come, you’ll need to have a destination in mind. Let’s look at 7 of the best family vacation spots in the US that should be on your radar.
A list of the best family vacations in the USA wouldn’t be complete without Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Both parks offer a wealth of fun activities for all ages and when you plan a disney vacation, you can find lots of other cool places nearby.
Orlando’s Walt Disney World is the bigger of the two parks, with several extra attractions like EPCOT Center and Disney’s Animal Kingdom to keep you busy. Disneyland is the “OG” theme park and with the newer California Adventure park next door, you’ll find plenty to do.
The Grand Canyon
If getting outside and soaking in Mother Nature is more your family’s style, don’t miss the Grand Canyon. Hike the many trails in Grand Canyon National Park, fly over the canyon on a helicopter tour, or take a burrow ride down cliffside trails to the depths of the canyon.
Or if your family has nerves of steel, venture out onto the Skywalk to get a first-hand look at how deep the canyon really is.
Visit the seat of our nation’s government in Washington and experience history first-hand. You’ll find museums like the Smithsonian and the National Archives, historic tours like the Library of Congress and the Lincoln Memorial and many other options to bring history to life.
Yosemite National Park
Another option for outdoor-loving families is Yosemite National Park. Spring is the perfect time to visit, with melting snowcaps feeding the many waterfalls.
Make sure you’re prepared for the weather though. It might be springtime but you can hit snow until late April or early May.
We’re lumping the Hawaiian islands into a single spot but you’ll find a huge range of activities and cultures from one island to another. If a bustling city is your thing, visit Honolulu on the island of Oahu. If you’re interested in a quieter spot with plenty of lush green space to explore, Kauai might be more your speed.
New York City
You could spend a month in New York City and still only scratch the surface of everything there is to see. The Statue of Liberty, Broadway shows, Times Square, iconic buildings like the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, and Central Park are just a few of the family-friendly sights to check out.
Seattle is much more than the home of Starbucks, although it’s a mecca for any coffee-lovers in your family. The Space Needle and Seattle Science Center are always big hits with kids of all ages. The Museum of Pop Culture (formerly known as the Experience Music Project) will be fun for your family’s music-lovers.
If you’re visiting in the Spring, make sure you’re prepared for the weather. The Pacific Northwest is well-known for its rainfall.
Finding the Best Family Vacation Spots in the US
Whatever you enjoy doing, you’ll have plenty of choices for the best family vacation spots in the US. Whether you want to rocket down a thrilling rollercoaster, see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, or learn more about our nation’s history, it’s all waiting for your family to arrive.
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